Caesar Style Leftover Chicken Salad

So we had roast chicken last night and there was quite a lot of meat left I filled up poppy the puppy’s bowl and still had quite a bit so decided to make a chicken salad. I didn’t have any Parmesan so I used cheddar cheese instead. I always use the the Carcass as a base for a stock so a chicken goes far in this household. I love the crisp lettuce, soft meat and the tangy dressing. For the breadcrumbs I always blitz any stale bread and keep them in the freezer so they can be used for anything.

Ingredients Serves 2

  • Leftover chicken about a cup
  • Crispy lettuce, I used romaine
  • Halve a dozen of baby vine tomatoes, halved
  • Cheddar cheese shaving, using a peeler
  • Croutons or breadcrumbs, toasted

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp light mayo
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 anchovies, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tbsp finely grated cheese
  • Pinch of sea salt


  1. Make the dressing by adding all the ingredients into an small processor and blitz until smooth, set aside.
  2. Assemble the salad by chopping the lettuce and serving between 2 serving dishes making sure they both get some of the crunchy bits. Add the tomatoes and spoon over blobs of the dressing.
  3. Tear over the chicken pieces and shave over the cheese slices. Fry the breadcrumbs in a little olive oil and fry until golden. If using ready made croutons sprinkle over. Serve and enjoy 😊

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